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Rep. Zeldin moves to protect accessories

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07/28/2015

WASHINGTON – Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., has introduced a bill that would prevent CMS from applying competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex power wheelchairs, AAHomecare and NCART announced today.

Congress looks to repeal medical device tax

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06/23/2015

WASHINGTON – A bill to repeal the medical device tax passed in the House of Representatives last week.

NHIA to Boehner: Don’t use ASP for home infusion drugs

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06/16/2015

WASHINGTON – The National Home Infusion Association has asked House Speaker John Boehner to drop a provision in H.R. 2570 that would change the payment structure for infusion drugs under the Part B DME benefit to an average sales price methodology.

Audit bill clears committee

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06/04/2015

WASHINGTON – The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday passed a bill to improve the Medicare audit and appeals process.

Audit bill gets mark up in Senate

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06/02/2015

WASHINGTON – The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday will mark up a proposed bill to improve the Medicare audit and appeals process.

Blackburn’s bill seeks to expand prior authorizations

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05/26/2015

WASHINGTON – Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., introduced a bill last week that would require prior authorizations for high-dollar DME.

CMS has some explaining to do

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

More than anything else, the binding bids language recently passed as part of the “doc fix” bill sends a strong message to CMS that its competitive bidding program, as currently structured, is majorly flawed.

Bill paves way for oxygen providers

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04/14/2015

MADISON, Wis. – Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a bill that allows HME providers to provide home oxygen therapy without a pharmacist on staff.

Senate moves to protect access to speech generating devices

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04/01/2015

WASHINGTON – The Senate has included language in its budget resolution that protects patient access to medical necessary speech generating devices, reports Tobii Dynavox, a manufacturer of the devices. The language comes from a bill introduced March 18 by Sen.

Bill raises standards for O&P

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03/24/2015

WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Mark Warner, D-Va., introduced a bill on March 23 that would apply accreditation and other standards for orthotics and prosthetics to help guarantee product quality and reduce fraud in the Medicare program.

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